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Keywords: Canon EF Wide Mid Tele Zoom 35mm


Registered: May 2006
Posts: 62
Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 III review by gadgetguy
Review Date: 1/5/2007 Would you recommend the product? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 4 

Pros: light
Cons: everything else

This lens usually comes as part of a kit (along with an entry level film SLR). It's lightweight, which pretty mich sums up the good stuff I can say about it.

Otherwise, it's built like a free toy from cereal box and is optically a non-performer.

Registered: December 2006
Posts: 5
Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 III review by philhirn
Review Date: 12/28/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $100.00| Rating: 5 

Pros: suitable range
Cons: build quality

Image quality actually isnt THAT bad for that cheap a lens, but build shows what this lens is all about. The focal range is useful of course, but there are much better alternatives

Registered: December 2006
Posts: 6
Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 III review by SamuelMV
Review Date: 12/14/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $80.00| Rating: 7 

Pros: Very cheap, good IQ stopped down, small and light
Cons: Bad range for APS-C cameras, CA, flare, vigneting ...

This was my first Canon lens, it came as a kit with my film camera (an Elan-7), and I've get some of my best pictures from it.

So if you're in a very tight budget it's a good option (it's a better lens than most of the zooms in compact digital cameras!!).

It has the typical weaknesses of a cheap lens: bad construction, CA, flare, vigneting, a little bit slow and noisy AF, etc.

But if you stop down to f8 the IQ it's as good as other lenses much more expensive, and all this in a small, light and cheap package (so you don't need to worry about rain, dust, front lens scratches, etc.)


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